The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control

2012 Big Questions in Free Will Conference on Free Will and Science

Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Endowment

January 13-15, 2012

Dodd Hall Auditorium

Friday, January 13th

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Opening Remarks by Al Mele

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bertram Malle
(Brown): “The folk concept of free will: Pragmatic or metaphysical?”
Chair: Michael Bishop (Florida State)

5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Uri Maoz
(California Institute of Technology): “Intracranial study of free will and moral responsibility”
Chair: Randolph Clarke (Florida State)

Saturday, January 14th

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Adina Roskies
(Dartmouth): “Of monkeys and men: Nonhuman primates as models of decision-making”
Chair: Justin Capes (Florida State)

10:40 am – 11:40 am
Eddy Nahmias
(Georgia State) & Thomas Nadelhoffer (Dickinson): “Manipulating and measuring beliefs about agency and responsibility”
Chair: Justin Capes (Florida State)

11:50 am – 12:50 pm
Thalia Wheatley
(Dartmouth): “What is the readiness potential the neural signature of?”
Peter Tse (Dartmouth): “Some ideas concerning the neural basis of free will”
Chair: Justin Leiber (Florida State)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lunch Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hakwan Lau
& Tim Bayne (Oxford): “The functions of subjective perceptual awareness”
Chair: David Hunt (Whittier)

4:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Patrick Haggard
(University College London): “Decision times for free will”
Chair: James Justus (Florida State)

Sunday, January 15th

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jenann Ismael
(Arizona): “Physical law and free will”
Chair: Joshua Shepherd (Florida State)

10:10 am – 11:10 am
Roy Baumeister
(Florida State): “Correlates of belief in free will”
Joshua Knobe (Yale): “Folk intuitions about free will”
Chair: Stephen Kearns (Florida State)

11:20 am – 12:20 pm
Ariel Furstenberg
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem): “Changing of intentions: Research program and initial results”
Chair: Stephen Kearns

PDF of the January 2012 Conference Program